The hustlers claim that job incentives are a sound investment of our tax dollars, because those new jobs create new taxpayers, meaning investments soon pay for themselves. Hmmm … not quite. In fact, not even close. Last year, a watchdog outfit called Good Jobs First tracked the 386 incentive deals since 1976 that gave at […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that the company would repatriate $252 billion, give or take a few billion, then create some American jobs and invest in America – for a change. This is a result of the massive tax cut Congressional Republicans awarded corporations like Apple that were hoarding trillions in profits overseas. […]
The exposure of Trump’s attempts to present himself as generous is invaluable, revealing a hollow man who represents the epitome of conservatism’s unchecked greed and exploitation.
Last month’s strong job growth should reinforce the Fed’s confidence in a labor market that officials view as at or near full employment.
Hillary Clinton will announce Monday what aides call a far-reaching plan to restructure the economy to move more of the nation’s wealth to middle- and low-wage earners.
Jeb Bush said Americans need more full-time, not part-time work in order to grow the U.S. economy, comments some called out of touch. Also, he said nothing about wages.
Low-wage workers — many of whom are educated — stand to gain from the Department of Labor’s proposed new overtime rules. Even if workers may not work more hours, it’s likely the rule could lead to greater employment.
The Republicans give lots of reasons for their opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Only two really matter. One is politics. The other is money. More precisely, big-business money. Like Social Security and Medicare, the expansion of health insurance coverage is making voters more predisposed to support the politicians that championed the law — and […]
When a company is not fighting against a union, why do that union’s efforts fail — and what does that say about the U.S. model for labor? Current management theory recognizes that businesses do better when employees are involved in decision making. But that trend ran smack into the paternalistic view that workers are replaceable […]
Republicans have seized on a few sentences in a new Congressional Budget Office report that says that while the labor force will continue to grow over the next decade, there will be a reduction in the hours worked because of Obamacare: The reduction in CBO’s projections of hours worked represents a decline in the number of […]